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6.6. Validate the Block Storage Service Installation

6.6.1. Validate the Block Storage Service Installation Locally

Create and remove a volume locally to validate that the block storage installation is complete and ready for use. Perform this test on the server hosting the Block Storage API service, while logged in as the root user or a user with access to the keystonerc_admin file. Copy the keystonerc_admin file to the system before proceeding.

Procedure 6.10. Validating the Block Storage Service Installation Locally

  1. Populate the environment variables used for identifying and authenticating the administrative user:
    # source ~/keystonerc_admin
  2. Verify that no errors are returned in the output of this command:
    # cinder list
  3. Create a volume:
    # cinder create SIZE
    Replace SIZE with the size of the volume to create in Gigabytes (GB).
  4. Remove the volume:
    # cinder delete ID
    Replace ID with the identifier returned when the volume was created.

6.6.2. Validate the Block Storage Service Installation Remotely

Create and remove a volume using a remote machine to validate that the block storage installation is complete and ready for use. Perform this test on a server other than the server hosting the Block Storage API service, while logged in as the root user or a user with access to the keystonerc_admin file. Copy the keystonerc_admin file to the system before proceeding.

Procedure 6.11. Validating the Block Storage Service Installation Remotely

  1. Install the python-cinderclient package:
    # yum install -y python-cinderclient
  2. Populate the environment variables used for identifying and authenticating the administrative user:
    # source ~/keystonerc_admin
  3. Verify that no errors are returned in the output of this command:
    # cinder list
  4. Create a volume:
    # cinder create SIZE
    Replace SIZE with the size of the volume to create in gigabytes (GB).
  5. Remove the volume:
    # cinder delete ID
    Replace ID with the identifier returned when the volume was created.